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Free School Road, George Town, PenangFree School Road, George Town, Penang (9 September, 2012)

Free School Road is a road in George Town, Penang. It runs from west to east, beginning at the junction with Green Lane and ending at the junction with Perak Road. In between, it intersects with Hamilton Road and Terengganu Road at the Free School Road Roundabout.

Free School Road was named after the Penang Free School, the oldest public schools in Malaysia. The school was relocated to this part of Penang Island in 1925. When the surrounding areas off Free School Road were developed, the new roads south of Free School Roads were named in honour of the headmasters of the school, among them W Hamilton (1925-1926), R.H. Pinhorn (1904-1925) and W. Hargreaves (1891-1904).

Apart from Penang Free School, Heng Ee High School and Sum Sun Primary School are also located off Free School Road. At the western end of the road is the Green Lane McDonald's.

Map of Free School Road

Businesses along Free School Road

  1. Klinik Kesihatan Jalan Perak (GPS: 5.40296, 100.31477)
  2. Penang Free School (GPS: 5.40274, 100.30512)
  3. Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Sum Sun (GPS: 5.40375, 100.31478)
  4. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Heng Ee (GPS: 5.40227, 100.30961)
  5. Sri Permai Apartment (GPS: 5.40359, 100.31354)
  6. Taman Free School (GPS: 5.40341, 100.31047)
  7. Taman Free School Food Court (GPS: 5.40311, 100.30932)
  8. Top Kids Primary Educare (kindergarten)
  9. True Light Baptist Church (GPS: 5.40261, 100.31249)

Getting there

There are no public buses along Free School Road but Rapid Penang Bus 206 passes through Terengganu Road and Hamilton Road, while 11, 101, 104 and 304 pass through Perak Road.

Chinese tomb at Free School RoadThis grand Chinese tomb occupies the plot off the roundabout between Free School Road and Hamilton Road. (20 May, 2012)

Jalan Free School road signJalan Free School road sign (20 May, 2012)

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